What Would You Ask the Enemies of Wine Shipping?
If you had a chance to pepper with questions those folks who…
-oppose interstate wine shipping
-oppose consumers being able to access the wines they want but can’t find locally
-have argued that direct shipping by wineries and retailers will not only harm children but also destroy the three-tier system
-have taken every opportunity to tell courts that winery and retailer shipping is dangerous and harmful and that consumers would be happy with what the three-tier system gives them
…what would you ask?
Tomorrow Avalara, a wine shipping compliance firm, will host a free online webinar at which two of the most anti-consumer, anti-shipping and anti-wine access organizations in America will be represented. At tomorrow’s Avalara webinar, entitled “Beyond Granholm: Predicting and preparing for the future of alcohol sales”, we will listen to:
Michelle Korsmo, CEO, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
John Bodnovich, Executive Director, American Beverage Licensees
Both these organizations have literally spent decades and millions of dollars lobbying and litigating in order to stop consumers from accessing any wines other than the generally shitty selection of wines wholesalers bring into states. They have been adamant that wine shipping will harm children. They have argued that winery shipping will bring down the three-tier system. They have worked as hard as they can to stop retailer to consumer shipping.
What would you ask them in a Q&A session?
Why hasn’t there been a single report in the past 20 years of a minor obtaining access to wine via direct shipping other than in a sting operation?
Do WSWA and ABL still oppose winery to consumer shipping like they did for decades leading up to and after the Granholm decision?
What is the proper response to a consumer that asks, “why are you trying to stop me from obtaining wines from out-of-state retailers that are not available to me locally?”
Of course, there are many other questions one might ask and it appears you are welcome to. All you need to do is sign up and attend the one-hour webinar.
Tuesday, August 25
11am PT / 2pm ET